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you think congress should consider a proposal and vote? be prepared to tell us why or why not. here are the numbers. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 for democrats. you can always send us e-mail. "the chicago tribune" picked up the story, talking about a wide range of issues. gun violence is the main topic of the speech. the reporter says -- part of the speeches today look to congress and what they should do. here is what he had to say. gu[video clip] >> ivory -- i recognize not everybody has to agree with our issues. different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. [applause] and i want to thank those members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to address this issue. host: playing off of that repeated phrase, that is the question we propose to you, whether you think they deserve a vote. whether you do or don't, you could call on the lines that represent you. we have put this on twitter as well. facebook 2. we had about 20 responses when we first started the program. here are a couple o
, the army informs us if sequestration continues through the end of the fiscal year, two-thirds of it brigade combat teams will fall below their acceptable levels. air force will experience decline in the air drop and refueling capability. the strike groups will not be ready for scheduled doe employments for later this year, resulting in negative impact on moral and retention. by the end of the summer, the department of defense says it will be unable to pay its bills and be in a position to deny service to military members' families and retirees. there are bipartisan solutions to both to continuing solution problem and the sequester threat. we cannot afford to look the other way and pretend there isn't a huge, looming problem. a year-long c.r. and sequestration will undermine the national defense. the danger of the international situation is highlighted again yesterday when north korea had a very provocative nuclear test. we cannot allow these actions of sequestration and a year-long c.r. to occur in the middle of this kind of a world. it will create a huge problem for our men and women in un
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